Policy Committee

The KATS Policy Committee includes the elected officials from the local cities, villages, and townships within the Metropolitan Planning Area, along with appointees from the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County, the Central County Transit Authority, Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority,  Van Buren County Board of Commissioners, and Western Michigan University.

Policy Committee Bylaws

Policy Committee meetings are typically held at the City of Kalamazoo’s Metro Transit office, located at 530 N. Rose Street Kalamazoo, Michigan, starting at 9:00 a.m.  Please contact KATS at (269) 343-0766 or by e-mail at info@katsmpo.org to confirm meeting date and time prior to attending.

Agendas are available one week prior to a meeting.

2017 Policy Committee Meetings
Kalamazoo Metro Transit

Wednesday, January 25, 2017-9:00 a.m.
Meeting Materials
Approved Minutes-January

Wednesday, February 22, 2017- 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017-9:00 a.m.
Policy Meeting Materials for March 29
Approved Minutes March

Wednesday, April 26, 2017-9:00 a.m.
April 26, 2017 Meeting Materials
Approved Minutes

Wednesday, May 31, 2017-9:00 a.m.
Meeting Materials May 2017
Approved Minutes

Wednesday, June 28, 2017-9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017-9:00 a.m.
Approved Minutes
Meeting Materials for 7-26-2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017-9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017-9:00 a.m.
Meeting Materials for 9-27
Draft Minutes 9-27-2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017-9:00 a.m.
Meeting Materials for 10-25-2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017-9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017-9:00 a.m.

2017 Policy Committee Officers

Paul Dykstra, Supervisor
Ross Township
Policy Committee Chairperson

Ann Nieuwenhuis, Board Member
Central County Transportation Authority
Policy Committee Vice-Chairperson

Marsha Drouin, Treasurer
Richland Township
Policy Committee Treasurer

Participating Agencies

Michigan Department of Transportation
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners
Van Buren County Board of Commissioners
Road Commission of Kalamazoo County
Van Buren County Road Commission
KATS Citizens Advisory Committee
Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority
Central County Transportation Authority
Van Buren Public Transit

City of Galesburg
City of Kalamazoo
City of Parchment
City of Portage
Village of Augusta
Village of Lawton
Village of Mattawan
Village of Paw Paw
Village of Richland
Village of Schoolcraft
Village of Vicksburg
Almena Township
Brady Township
Comstock Township
Cooper Township
Kalamazoo Township
Oshtemo Township
Pavilion Township
Prairie Ronde Township
Richland Township
Ross Township
Schoolcraft Township
Texas Township

2016 Policy Committee Meetings
9:00 a.m. Kalamazoo Metro Transit

January 27, 2016
Meeting Materials for January 27, 2016
Approved Minutes

February 24, 2016
Meeting Materials for February 24, 2016
Approved Minutes

March 30, 2016
Meeting Materials for March 30, 2016
Approved Minutes

April 27, 2016
Meeting Materials April 2016
Approved Minutes April 27

May 25, 2016
Meeting Materials May 25
Approved Minutes

June 29, 2016
Meeting Materials
Approved Minutes for June 29

July 27, 2016

August 31, 2016
Meeting Materials
Approved Minutes for August 31

September 28, 2016
Meeting Materials for September 28
Approved Minutes

October 26, 2016

November 30, 2016
Meeting Materials for November 30
Approved Minutes

December 21, 2016
Draft Minutes
Meeting Materials

2015 Policy Committee Meetings
9:00 a.m. Kalamazoo Metro Transit

January 21, 2015
Meeting Materials
FTA Contract Clauses
Approved Minutes

February 25, 2015
Approved Minutes

March 25, 2015
Approved Minutes

April 29, 2015
Approved Minutes

May 27, 2015
Meeting Materials for 27 May 2015
FY 2016 Draft UPWP 5-20-15
Approved Minutes

June 24, 2015
Approved Minutes

July 29, 2015
Approved Minutes

August 26, 2015
Approved Minutes

September 30, 2015
9-30-2015 Approved Minutes

October 28, 2015
Approved Minutes

November 18, 2015
Approved Minutes

December 16, 2015
Approved Minutes


2014 Meeting Materials – All

2014 Approved Minutes – All

2013 Approved Minutes – All

2012 Approved Minutes – All

Prior Policy Committee Meeting minutes, agendas, and materials are available by contacting KATS.

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